'Exquisite, smartly paced whodunit set in turn-of-the-century Paris' Publishers Weekly
With the Entente Cordiale still in its infancy, the Surete had assigned Inspector Gautier to keep a protective eye on English visitors to Paris for the racing at Longchamps. But it was not the English who engaged Gautier's attention, but an Irish surgeon - Michael Breen.
Breen, feted by the ladies of Paris, is accused of a trivial assault - and almost at once Princess Helene's daughter goes missing and a shop assistant at Au Bon Marche is found dead just as Breen flees the country. Inspector Gautier is hot on his heels to Dublin, whilst a third murder back in Paris complicates the affair for all involved.